Kristol is attempting to hype the Iranian situation as a crisis. As Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert G. Gard said recently, “To call the Iranian situation a ‘crisis’ connotes you have to do something right now, like bomb them.”
The truth is there is very little good intelligence on Iran’s capabilities. Here’s what the experts are saying:
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts warned that “we have not made the progress on our oversight of Iran intelligence, which is critical.”Faulty intelligence hasn’t stopped Kristol in the past. Why would he start now?
Roberts’ Intel Committee staff director Bill Duhnke said, “There is no organized committee staff effort to look at Iran right now.”
“I continue to believe that our sources are stale and our case is thin,” said Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee
“U.S. intelligence on the ground is quite poor, especially as it relates to understanding how decisions are made and who controls the power centers in Iran,” said CSIS expert Jon Wolfsthal.
LSB: This is the same little chicken-shit/chicken-hawk that suggested the U.S. needed to instigate regime change in North Korea just four months after Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq.